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Tahereh Alavi Hojjat, Ph.D.

Professor; Chair of Economics Major

Tahereh Alavi Hojjat is professor and Chair of Economics at DeSales University. Dr. Hojjat received her bachelor’s degree from Tehran University, Iran, master degree from the American University, Washington, D.C., and Ph.D. from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She is past recipient of the Teaching Excellence Award by the Eastern Council of Business School and Programs (ECBSP).  She received grants from the Center for Advancing Partnership in Education (CAPE) for Global Collaborative Faculty Projects and Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges (LVAIC) for College Admission Mentoring Program (CAMP).  

She has authored several book chapters and articles in peer reviewed journals of business and social sciences. She has served as an advisory board member of Houghton-Mifflin Publishing and McGraw Hill companies and currently serving as an Academic Advisory Board Member for Taking Side Clashing Views on Global Issues, and the “Journal of Asian Finance, Economics and Business (JAFEB).”  She is among the reviewers of the 13th edition, Principles of Economics, Case, Fair, Oster, 2020, Pearson. 

She also authored Mini-Cases in Finance, accompaniment to the text-book entitled Financial Institutions and Market, Mishkin, 7th edition, Pearson Prentice Hall. She co-authored the book entitled: Islamic Economy and Social Mobility: Cultural and Religious Considerations. This book analyzes the social, cultural, religious, and political implications of the Islamic economy at the global level. It is published in February of 2016 by IGI-Global.  The first edition of her book published by Springer in February 2017: The Economics of Obesity: Poverty, Income Inequality and Health, The Economic Analysis of Obesity by Tahereh Alavi Hojjat :: SSRN.  The second edition of this book was published in 2021 by Springer - springer.com/gp/book/9783030784867.

Dr. Hojjat is ex-officio of the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Economic Association and a member of the Chapter on Energy Conservation of Lehigh Valley and the United States Association of Energy Economics (USAEE).